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nevertheless they vow to appeal this sentence. the former 11 term philadelphia congressman left philadelphia court knowing a 10 year federal prison term is ahead. in the federal prison system there is no parole you have to do all the time. fattah is now 60. he remains free on bail until late january. >> we respect the court's decision. we're not going have much comment on that but i do want to thank all of the witnesses there stepped forward and i talked dan i want to thank the over 200 people who wrote letters to the court on my behalf. >> reporter: fattah was convicted in june of racketeering bribery money laundering and fraud. a string of character witnesses did take the stand ask judge harvey borrow for mercy considering his 37 years as an elected official first in the statehouse and 11 terms in congress doing much for educational funding housing for lower income folks and neuroscience funding. >> there are always people
that see only the negative and there's a lot of positives going on here and i hope, i hope that that is seen and thought about. >> he still has work left undone so we need him to be table reply enter society as soon as possible so he can continue to pay it forward relative to the lives he has wrote touch. >> reporter: fat is a at a's wife left court without comment. federal prosecutors that had called for 17 to more than 20's years in prison for fattah. but the judge obviously chose to impose far less than that. >> today chaka fattah was sentenced to 10 years in prison and that's a significant sentence. >> reporter: sharrie, in addition to 10 years behind bars, mr. fattah will have to pay over $600,000 in restitution to the agencies he ripped off. he remains free on bail until january 26th. then he must surrender to federal authorities t live at
the federal courthouse in center city, i'm vernon odom channel6 "action news." >> all right, the sentencing making national headlines. vern, thank you. meantime a man wanted in philadelphia was shot and killed in app confrontation with u.s. marshals. this was the scene around 10:00 in the morning on the 1300 block of hellerman street in northeast philadelphia. officials say they were serving a warrant in connection way july shooting when the suspect pulled out a gun. the agent fired back killing the suspect. we'll have more information on the deadly incidents coming up in a live report at 5:00. >> well, a largely cloudy morning gave way to a mostly sunny afternoon as we get a first check of the accuweather forecast. >> meteorologist adam joseph now live at the "action news" big board. hi adam. >> a front came through any morning rain is continuing to exit stage east here as we take a look at satellite and radar. that early morning rain now gone. in fact even the brightest clouds heading on to the north and east as well with some breakup in that cloud cover especially philadelphia points to the
west in fact as we take live look on sky6 over the ben franklin bridge, again you see that cloud line right about here and it's clear onto us a head west and the clouds still a little bit to the east and northeast but overall we're going see that drying trend continue and also break those clouds apart. this comes after a very cold stretch friday saturday sunday with highs only in the 30's in fact last december we didn't have one day with highs in the 30's so we had three so far this month and today 50 degrees was the official high so far. back above normal. but as you take look at this cold air lurking in central canada especially near bake per lake in thompson 15 to as much as 27 degrees below zero. that will be heading our way so late in the week highs only in the 20's dangerous wind chills we'll talk about sharon also the weekend will kick off with a wintry mix. a lot to go over with that seven-day forecast in a little bit. >> sounds busy. >> uh-huh. >> adam thank you. be sure to stay with
6abc.com/weather for updates 24 hours a day. storm tracker6 live radar has detailed hourly forecasts to help keep you informed. you can also use facebook and twitter to get latest our team of meteorologists as well. >> a rookie new jersey state trooper had a sterling reputation and a very bright future when he tragically lost his life on duty last week. today was his final farewell. an impressive scene when hundreds of law enforcement officers stood at attention in the rain on the atlantic city boardwalk all to honor trooper frankie williams t new jersey correspondent nora muchanic was there for the services today. she joins us live now. nor remarks this was very somber day today. >> reporter: it very much was brian so sad here and cameras were not allowed into the services today. but i was able to listen as several people including trooper williams' mother victoria remembered him and talked about frankie williams. she said she was so proud and so thank foul have shared his
love -- thankful to have shared his love. it was a sad gloomy day on the boardwalk as new jersey state trooper frankie williams was laid to rest after a viewing and funeral at boardwalk hall attended by about a thousand people williams'earst was driven past his fellow troopers. >> doesn't matter where the state line ends and begin. our state of texas send us all over the country. >> it's very upsetting and we put ourselves in the same boots and just -- i want to show them the same amount of respect that he would to me. >> reporter: the 31-year-old trooper egg harbor township was killed last monday on route 55 in millville responding to a report of an erratic driver. that car crossed the median and hit williams' troop car head on. >> it's the most inconsolable
agreement it's the fourth member we've lost in about 18 months. >> reporter: trooper frankie williams was just married in stopt his high school sweetheart kimberly. he was remembered as passionate. he had less than year on the job. >> minutes everything -- he meant everything to me. no matter what he always had my back and it's just -- it's unbelievable. >> he was one of those kind of guys that his smile was just -- would it take your breath away. he was good person. >> reporter: back live now i just want to show you something. along with the program a photo of frankie williams was handed out. that he sits inside all troops they have a plastic sleeve inside their hats and this was given out so that troopers can put that inside that sleeve and remember frankie williams every time they put their hats on. live on the boardwalk in atlantic city, i'm nora
muchanic channel6 "action news." sharrie. >> yeah, a touching tribute. nora, thank you. two men forced their way into a home in the wissinoming section of philadelphia after a 10-year-old child answered the door. this happened around 9:30 last night on the 4200 block of devereaux street. police say the men went upstairs pistol whipped the child's father and then took $500 before leaving. the child was not injured and the father was treated right there at the scene. no arrests have been made. the driver of a car involved in a two-vehicle crash and in atlantic city was killed. this happened in the westbound lanes of the a.c. expressway around 5:00 a.m. a hon today sedan an new jersey transit bus collided in the area of pleasantville. the name of the driver of the honda was not released as of yet and the cause of the crash is still under investigation. >> ♪ly. >> top senate republican said today that congress will investigate alleged interference by russia in last
month's presidential election. mitch mcconnell told reporters today that the senate intelligence panel will that conduct the inquiry. it comes amid a cia couldn't delusion russia sought to influence the election in favor of donald trump. a conclusion mr. trump has dismissed as "ridiculous". the president-elect named his newest cabinet pick today tapping general john kelly as the next head of the d of homeland security. back here at home a federal judge in philadelphia has rejected a green party backed recount in pennsylvania. jill stein argued the state's voting machines had been hacked but the judge ruled there is know credible evidence to back that claim up. >> some really good news came out of camden today. more students respect graduating from high school. superintendent paymon ran ford made that statement. 70 percent of students graduated from camden high schools up from 49 percent in
2012. last year's dropout rate was just 12 percent. that's down 9 percent in four years. >> well, we hate to bring it up but we have to. eagles fans everywhere still feeling the pain of yesterday's crushing loss to the redskins. >> yeah, the birds are now five aren't eight and perhaps worse than that, they've got a lot of players who are out because of injuries. sports director ducis rodgers live now in the "action news" sports center with more. ducis. >> hey, guys. bruised record, bruised egos, bruised players. head coach doug pedestrian son spent the first couple minutes of today's press conference updating us on injuries the most significant ones john dorenbos out for the season and running back darren sproles in the concussion protocol. the birds lost 27-22. they had a chance to win it but carson wentz coughed up the football late. after that surprising start of the season the eagles have lost eight of their last 10
games. coach explains what he's looking for during these final three weeks. >> i just want our guys to go out and the compete pacific northwest play hard every week -- and play hard every week. mathematically we're not out of it but but i think if we just go and learn from yesterday and knowing that they can play play this well for whatever reason the psyche of it is you go out on you just enjoy playing and playing with your guys, so that's kind of going to be the message these next couple of weeks. >> they're next game coming up sunday at baltimore against the ravens. back to you guys. >> all right, tuesday, tough loss on sunday. now many of the players are pressing forward but this time it's their acts of kindness off the field that are getting attention. eagles safety malcolm jenkins held his holiday dinner back of basket surprise today. the baskets are filled with food and goode degrees. 140 families in need will receive the items plus a turkey from acme.
jenkins and a group of volunteers met at the cozen pal center to pack up those baskets and prepare them for delivery. he's also working with the fop tom deliver toys to 27 families keeping with his football jersey number 27. >> nice to see. >> yeah. >> it is time for a first check of the "action news" traffic report today. >> all right. let's go live to matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center. hey, matt. >> hi, guys. after a rocky start on the really wet in some cases slick roads this morning this afternoon we're drying out so less problems but don't fear, there are still a few issues out there like a broken down vehicle we had here on the schuylkill eastbound approaching passyunk. just got towed out of the way within the last minutes but it's still extra heavy as you come eastbound away from the vine. there was a crash on the roosevelt boulevard extension southbound approaching this points at ridge avenue. crash is gone so the southbound delay is thinning but the northbound one is just getting going for the afternoon rush. already locked up from this point just past the schuylkill on up to broad street with normal afternoon volume.
and yeah, those red zones are kicking in as we look at the big picture 13 miles per hour on northbound 95 just north of the betsy ross bridge. also have a school bus accident in center city at 22nd and market. bit of good news is we're hearing it's minor nature so you should be able to get around it. on the pennsylvania turnpike eastbound near morgantown an overturned vehicle accident. luckily that is off to the side so again you can get by that. in horsham watch crash along welsh road at dresher. bristol township bucks county bath road at 413. let's do the commuter report on this monday afternoon. in cherry hill camden county 295 southbound reports of a minor crash with major delays starting to perform especially as you travel southbound between 73 and 70. we'll check it again brian and sharrie coming up in the next half hour. >> see you then my friend. thank you. still ahead here on a monday afternoon thieves manage to stop an armored truck carrying gold, break night and then get away. now the search is on for the
suspect in france. >> in our next half hour he is back in the spotlight. hear what montgomery county teacher richard curtis had a had to say when he joined kelly ripa on live for yet another hand and another go round as co-host. those stories and more when "action news" at 4:00 continues. he gets a lot of compliments.
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>> ♪ >> french police are hunting towns in southeast france for four thieves who stole nearly $1 million worth of gold. officials say the suspects were in two cars when they surrounded an armored truck and forced it off the highway. they got the gold locked the two delivery men in the back of the truck and set one of their own cars on fire before fleeing. the flames spread to three other cars that were nearby. no one was seriously hurt but detectives say they don't have
any descriptions of the suspects. >> two police officers in georgia are in the hospital after being shot while serving a search warrant. it happened early this morning in the town of byron. the warrant was for a drug investigation. five officers went into that house while three of them stayed outside. a man inside the home shot at the officers. two were hit. the officers did fire back killing the gunman. the suspect's girlfriend and an infant were in the house at the time of the shootout but neither was hurt. >> with just 13 days until christmas, yes, 13, today marks one of the biggest days for deals online and they're now calling it green monday. research shows the second monday in december is the third largest online shopping day of the entire year. many retailers are offering up to 50 percent off several popular items and some are also offering incentives. coming up in our next half hour of the news here at 4:00
we'll break down some of those deals. >> a bit of mixed bag. the dow closing up nearly 40 points and yes, once again, notching a new record high. the nasdaq down nearly 32 points, the s & p 500 down nearly three. they couldn't prove that they were old enough to win so the state of new jersey has taken away their winnings. $69,000 in unclaimed jackpots won by gamblers in atlantic city have now been seized by the state. the money was won at three different casinos. most of the people couldn't prove that they were 21 and some simply just forgot to pick up their winnings. the forfeited money goes to a state fund for programs for senior citizens and the disabled. >> how do you forget. >> i don't know. >> snow sleet and freezing rain made for slick conditions in northeastern pennsylvania this morning. there were several crashes in lackawanna county including one where four vehicles collided on interstate 81 just
outside scranton. one person was hurt in that crash. in another, a tanker truck slid off the road. this one near goldsboro. some roads in our region had a little bit of ice on them this morning as well but fortunately that ice turned into some rain. >> yeah, the tide has changed a bit. let's check with adam joseph for the latest on the forecast. >> all drivers want to see wet roads not icy roads. places like spring mountain would rather see those snowy conditions than the rain we had today but as you can see, things are looking okay here in spring mountain live on sky6. didn't get any natural snow. all the snow was made during that cold outbreak we had over the last three or so days and more cold air will be coming in to kind of help the ski resorts to crank out some man-made snow but not today. it is 50 right now in philadelphia, 50 in wilmington. lower 40's for allentown and reading. 47 in millville, dover, 49 degrees again we began the day very wet but then this afternoon some sunshine did
develop as we look at front which is now off the coast and as you look to the west very little is happening across the lower 48. there's another boundary in the northern part of the united states near the northern plains approaching the great lakes. that front will be swinging through here during tomorrow afternoon and into the day on wednesday. so, for tonight patchy clouds around but seasonably chilly. 20's in most of those suburbs. 32 degrees for philadelphia. pretty close to that for cape may as well as the boardwalk. as we look at future tracker6 we start with some sunshine here tuesday morning as we go to work and to school but notice clouds will be on the increase ahead of that front to the north and west a little wave of energy developing along it but it looks like the poconos could see a few flurries late tomorrow mainly snow north of there while the rest of us see a lot of clouds as we go into our tuesday afternoon. and you can see it here displayed hour by hour from the morning into tomorrow evening. temperatures will be a little cooler than today. 42 around 1 o'clock in the afternoon, 42 also at
3 o'clock and then dropping back to 37 degrees as we go through the evening hours. then we're going to open the door to some very cold air as we go into late wednesday, thursday and friday. in fact here are wind chills. 5 o'clock on wednesday afternoon 20 allentown, 29 philadelphia, below freezing for millville. by thursday morning this is pretty brutal. in fact zero will be the wind chill thursday morning in the lehigh valley, one lonely degree lancaster and reading, seven in philadelphia and even only in the single digits southern areas while the poconos eight below zero. that four day at 4:00 forecast will show a dramatic change towards the end of the week. 43 for tomorrow clouds and sunshine. sun and clouds a mixture here on wednesday before an arctic front comes through at 42 degrees. then as that front plows through the region we flip that 42 to 24 on thursday, wind chills near 10 in the afternoon, a couple of snow flurries and then still bitterly cold on friday, a high of just 23 degrees.
and we're tracking a big warmup over the weekend that will bring a wintry mix. we'll let you know all about that in that seven day in the next half hour. >> okay. >> all right adam thank you. i heard 23 and i was like what. up next it's that time of year time to pick out the perfect christmas tree. >> but you need to be careful when driving home with that tree on top of your car like this guy. we've got some important tips to keep you and the drivers behind you more safe. that and more coming up next. >> ♪
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>> just about 500 children will be getting early christmas presents thanks to the work of catholic high school students. 11 different schools collected the gifts through the archdiocesan kids helping kids outreach program. students wrapped some of them today at archbishop john carroll in radnor. i had some cousins who went there. i better get that name right. families will take the gifts home during the archbishop
christmas benefit for children. new castle county giving out forgiveness for the holidays this year. this week only the library will cancel overdue book fines up to $25 if you ask for amnesty. we're hoping everyone will use that money to and donate canned goods. the food for fines charity drive will benefit families across delaware. anyone can donate any time to bins placed around the libraries. >> international business that's that supports the startup of new technology companies opened an office in delaware. they cut the ribbon on factory berlin today in wilmington. governor jack markell was right there for the event. the company provides space to have meetings, connect with people who can help your business succeed and also other help. well, if you still need to buy your christmas tree and somehow figure out thousand get it home you'll want to listen to this advisers aaa says you should place the tree trunk facing the front of your
car. then wrap a line around both the top and trunk of the tree and secure both3 eyewitness news a roof mounted carrying rack as well as the left and right corners of the vehicle. that should help prevent your tree from damaging your car or flying off and hurting someone else. >> going as slow as 31 miles an hour if you have to slam on the brakes and the industry not tied on correctly it can actually go through the back window of the vehicle in front of you. >> and no one wants that. you should also make sure that none of the tree branches is blocking your view. >> yeah, important advice. i remember as a kid we went one that that went flying. >> did that happen. >> it did happen. >> tell me about this during the commercial break. >> still much more to come in the next half of "action news." >> someone stole christmas decorations from right off their front lawn. >> a penn state fan gets a big surprise and tonight his reaction is going viral. those stories and more when "action news" at 4:00 continues.
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>> but first here at 4:30 a family in burlington township new jersey is hoping police can track down a real life grinch. they say the thief stole donated money from their christmas display. that money was going to be given to families in need. bob brooks outside the house on steeple chase boulevard. bob, you've got the details here. >> reporter: brian good evening i really don't know how somebody could do something like this. take a look behind me. this is the home of the merediths in burling township. they have a huge christmas light display beautiful attraction. they attract people all holiday season. we'll zoom in to their little donation box they set up out here. it literally generates thousands of dollars and they send that money to the local food bank. well, last night sure enough someone came in here broke it opened and stole the money. >> ♪ >> reporter: it's a house that's previously been featured on "action news" for its synchronized "action news" theme light show. today ron and marie's home in
burlington known during the holidays as burlington lights is back in the spotlight but this time the circumstances are rather dim. >> i don't know how you could do it. i mean, it's just -- our neighbors are appalled. everybody is in shockism each year they set up their famous display on the corner of steeple chase and tack way. six years ago they decide make the lights shine for their favorite local charity the burlington township food pantry. >> people started leaving money in my mailbox. i didn't do it for to make money. i did it because i enjoyed bringing joy. >> reporter: he's a fire in hamilton. when he came home last night after his shift he realized someone robbed the charity box. >> as we get closer to christmas the donations begin to be hundred dollars a night. >> reporter: in the inside you can see they left the coins but took the cash. >> i think it's a shame. >> reporter: we spoke with dominic from the food pantry. he says their yearly
contribution is fight at a to their budget now. >> we depend on this fundraiser here to provide us the money we need for christmastime. >> reporter: they say with all the donations they've already got they know the christmas spirit is alive and well. for the suspect out there who might be watching. >> it will come back and bite you in the end. that's what everybody's saying, too. >> reporter: another look at their house here. nobody can believe someone would have the heart to do something like this. the family has filed a police report, the cops were out here they were looking for clues that can help lead to this suspect. and the lights usually stay on out here. they're come on just now behind me until about 10 o'clock at night so if you want to swing by check them out maybe you can make a donation to make up for some of that lost money. for now reporting live in burlington township bok -- bob brooks channel6 "action news. >> one person was hurt in a fire inside of a septa facility this morning in philadelphia's feltonville section. firefighters responded to the 4500 block of north third
street around 10:00 after flames broke out in the welding shop. an employee was rushed much rushed to temple hospital with burns. no word yet on what caused that fire. >> police are searching for the suspect who shot and called 17-year-old early this morning in -- killed a 17-year-old early this morning in west philadelphia at the corner of 60th and market streets when he was shot several times. he was pronounced dead at the scene. police are looking for white suv that will fled the scene. now police say someone stabbed a woman several times early this morning in north philadelphia. this happened about 1 o'clock on the 2800 block of north howard street. the woman was rushed to a nearby hospital in stable condition. police say the woman knew her attacker. they have not yet made any arrests here. >> all right, meteorologist adam joseph is back and of course we're wondering what's in store this week. >> big downfall in that temperature department by the end of the week. >> another one. >> the polar vortex. we're saying it. >> oh. no. >> it's returning for a couple of days.
we have avenue few days to prepare for it. live on sky6 over center city you can see a little breakup in the cloud cover there as the sun is trying to return after some rain early this morning. 50 degrees the air temperature. dewpoint 40, winds out of the west-northwest at 12 miles an hour. and as we look at easton right now, temperature there 43 degrees. dewpoint 36. winds out of the west-southwest at 8 miles an hour and if you look in the middle of the screen there, that is the moon coming up over the horizon almost full moon and one more stop here in cape may, 46 degrees is the air temperature. 45 your dewpoint. and the ocean at 47. you can see the waves pretty active right now as that front and low pressure off the coast kind of churning up the ocean that brought the rain earlier this morning. we'll talk about that big drop in temperature and as that that cold air leaves over the upcoming weekend we'll see a wintry mix arrive. we'll have the timing of that and what to expect in that seven-day forecast. >> we're getting closer to
christmas. that makes sense if we can get just a little bit of white on the ground. >> i'll let you know. >> since he'll let us know stay with 6abc.com/weather for updates 24 hours a day from storm tracker6 live radar, detailed hourly forecasts we've got you have covered. you can fuse use facebook and twitter to get latest our meteorologists. >> four local catholic church will shut down after the holidays. effective january 11th, the archdiocese of philadelphia will close saint terese of the child jesus in saint madeline sophie in mount airy. in the suburbs saints augustinees at bridgeport along with the original assumption of the blessed virgin mary in west grove. the archdiocese cited a number of reasons behind these closures including maintenance costs. philadelphia mayor jim kenney stopped by a school this morning that's taking part in the preschool initiative. he met with the director and toured classrooms at the johnson childcare center and preschool in logan. because of the phl pre-k
initiative this school will be able to expand to more than 90's student in january. the pre-k program is expected to be paid for from that funds from the beverage tax. >> late and beloved husband and wife will forever be remembered for all of their efforts to give back to their neighborhood in wilmington. today a stretch of eighth street was renamed after charles and naomi smith. the couple owned seep yap cleaners a landmark in the south bridge section of wilmington. the smiths are being honored posthumously for their generosity and their involvement in their communities and their church. >> hate to be the one to tell you this but we have less than two weeks until christmas in terms of shopping days and if you're still looking for deal chances are buying today will be your best bet. "action news" anchor rick williams now live in the news room with the details on this. rick, you're finished your list, right. >> well, not yet brian, and if you hadn't had a chance to buy a gift for one of your favorite male 5 o'clock colleagues this would be a good day to do so. today is green monday.
think of it as another chance to get those black friday or cyber monday deals just a little bit closer to christmas. based on data that today, the second monday in december is one of the busiest online shopping days of the year. "action news" anchor sarah sarah bloomquist will have much more can't on green monday at 5:00. ly in health check the outdated advice experts say most parents are following when it documents their kids and concussions which could be putting their children in even more danger. that story and much more when we see you tonight on "action news" at 5 o'clock. until then, sharrie back to you. >> sounds good rick. see you again. >> okay. >> high schoolers from across the city were on a bit of a field trip today to get a less none life skills. 60 students rotated through various workshops learning about conflict resolution professional conduct and communities policing. the sessions were held at the philadelphia inquirer in partnership with newspaper and
education. i had the pleasure to serve on the panel and talk with the teenagers today. members of the philadelphia police department also volunteered their time this morning to spend with those high schoolers. >> good event. >> it was. it was very good. the students had so much feedback. so glad to be a part of that. >> and they liked having you there obviously. >> they were a fun group. a penn state fan got a big surprise in the form of rose bowl tickets and his reaction to it is going viral. >> plus, a jury has convicted a man in the shooting death of a former nfl star. will smith. >> police make several arrests in connection with the deadly attack in nice france over the summer. >> and meteorologist adam joseph is going to return with that full forecast from accuweather. he's using a vortex, polar. >> talking about a polar something. >> you'll wants to hear about this. "action news" at 4:00 continues next.
detained 11 people suspected of helping the man who drove his truck into a crowd in nice, france, on bastille day. officials say the suspects are from eastern europe. they are accused of supplying weapons and logistical support. the july 14th attack killed 86 people. isis has claimed responsibility. >> ♪ turkey police rounded up more than 200 members of a kurdish political party today as the country mourns the victim of saturday's deadly bombing attack. tears flowed among the thousands who came to several public funerals in istanbul. officials say 44 people died in the twin bombings outside of an istanbul soccer stadium. police say the 235 people arrested are allegedly connected to a terrorist organization. >> a jury has found a man guilty in the death of former new orleans saints star will smith. cardale hayes shot and killed smith and wounded smith's wife during an alleged road rage incident back in april.
hayes is facing a second degree murder charge but last night the jury convicted him on lesser charges of manslaughter and attempt manslaughter. >> even though this verdict does not bring back will, everyone can join me and all of us in praying that this at least might bring a little peace now. >> now the new orleans district attorney is planning to seek a 60 year sentence at hayes' next hearing in february. firefighters in canada rushed to rescue a moose that was stuck on an icy river. check that out. the rescue crews used axes to break that ice and create a path back to shore. then they guided the moose to the bank where it eventually ran off safely. the whole rescue took just about an hour and a halfly. >> ♪ >> going the tracks mile. big talkers today and we begin with a viral video of a penn state fan getting an early christmas gift.
>> what is it, dad? what is. >> what is it? >> i don't know. it's a rose bowl. what the hell is it? ooh. we're going to the rose bowl? where did you get this at? >> we're going to the rose bowl. [laughter] >> nothing like sports, right, to get you going. this is becky yake leaving her husband dean in tears by surprising him with, y-rose bowl tickets. she presented the two tickets to him in a neatly packaged bowl roses after the video started picking up attention penn state head coach james franklin tracked down the family and called dean personally to thank him for his support. the emotional video has also touched penn state fans who have set up a go fund me page so help raise money for the couple's trip out to california. well, a salem county man got creative over the weekend way christmas inspired
proposal. [cheers and applause] [laughter] >> awww you. >> heard him, woman, will you? mike spelled out the words will you marry me using christmas lights on the roof of his carneys point home. once aaron fisher sought display he got down on one knee and popped nine question. she said yes. their group of family and friends who were there of course clapped and cheered the couple on. and finally a japanese park is spreading christmas cheer with these san tap costumed penguins. these are real people each day the avery park olds a penguin walk where the group of six shows off the waddells but now that it's the holiday season the park has decided to dress the penguins up for the occasion.
each one has its own little santa claus costume complete way white trim and those little bells. the penguins are bringing holiday cheer to people around the world and since the park upload this video to facebook it has been viewed more than 23 million times. >> the three feel good stories right there. >> we like that on a monday. >> something to make you smile. let's get another check on the roads. >> matt pelman standing by with the update for us. hey, matt. >> you guys bring the clear and i come to take eight weigh with my bevy of traffic problems. first is a new one in camden county, brian and sharrie, northbound 295, 168, the black horse pike, right lane belonged being treated to 7 miles per hour as you come northbound on 295 away from the 42 freeway. delays from that respect just starting to spill back here onto 42 northbound. you see the line of cars stacked up waiting to get onto northbound 295. again 295 northbound jammed
because of that that northbound accident by the black horse pike. crossing the river tacony palmyra bridge scheduled to go up right about now for a southbound ship. so you wants to head for the betsy ross instead. our school bus accident at 22nd and market has been cleared out of the way so everything is reopened there. there's a nasty crash in collingdale delco along springfield road at westmont. let's check our reds like one on the schuylkill expressway eastbound side stacking up heading towards center city but that earlier broken down vehicle farther east by passyunk is gone. there's the mlk drive. don't forget the inbound side closes again starting at 7 o'clock tonight for overnight construction. at that point you want to stick with the schuylkill or kelly drive and again that's each night this week. now on the pennsylvania turnpike in berks county eastbound there's an accident by morgantown involving an overturned vehicle but luckily that is all off to the side. we'll check it again brian and sharrie, coming up in the 5 o'clock hour. >> sounds good. see you then. and still to come here this afternoon we'll tell you where you can get the best green monday deals today. did you even know what that was? we'll tell you coming
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>> meteorologist adam joseph tracking -- last week it was an arctic blast. >> yes. >> this week it's officially the polar vortex. >> it's officially the polar vortex coming from the north foal give us quite the chill. in fact almost dangerous levels of those wind chills as we get into thursday morning around here. as we take a look right now though the sights of the holiday in full swing here. look at the brown stones. absolutely beautiful here the million hill section of trenton. we need to add a little bit of snow to the ground out there. looking at the penn state flag. >> we just noticed it. >> got you. didn't even notice it.
>> looking at the rose bowl coming up. >> got you. as we take a look at storm tracker6 double scan around the area very little happening at the present time. we had that rain early this morning into the early afternoon. that has cleared the coast at this point. some breaks of sun developing this afternoon before that sunset and we're going still see some holes in the cloud cover overnight tonight but before clouds try take over once again on our tuesday. 50 though right now in philadelphia, so still fairly mild 50 wilmington, 42 in millville, 43 in allentown and just above freezing up in the poconos so no longer can make snow up there as that warm air penetrated all the way into the poconos where it testimony rain earlier this morning. as we look at satellite and radar a quick moving system that did begin as a little freezing rain, snow at times up towards the lehigh valley before change to rain. there you can see the clouds breaking apart temporarily here and that will be the trend overnight tonight with some patchy clouds around and seasonably chilly. 20's in most of the suburbs.
32 degrees for center city. west wind seven to 14 miles an hour. high pressure is just to our east on tuesday with a cold front approaching from the west so that just means a lot of clouds around here as that front comes in later on in the day with some sun. there could be some snow showers up in the poconos tomorrow, 43. low pressure to the south is going to merge with the front but too late to give us a big storm here so everything works its way off the coast so for wednesday sun and just a few clouds 42 degrees before this arctic fronts passes through late in the day with flurries around the great lakes. you can see all that cold air bottled up to the north. in fact, you can see the circulation around this large lowest of the hudson bay as of right now. that is the core of that cold air known as the polar vortex and that cold air will sink all the way down into the southern and eastern parts of canada, near quebec and it will drive a very strong wind in here during the day on thursday bringing wind chills even in the afternoon between
zero and 10 above. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, 40's for the next couple of days and dry. then as that system passes through thursday, wind chills near 10, a high of 24. could be a few flurries around. still very cold with clouds building late on friday at 23 degrees but it's short lived 'cause look over the weekend as warm air comes back in to flood over the region and kicks out that arctic air we'll squeeze out snow and ice early on saturday changing to rain of 42 and still some rain on sunday up to 52 degrees and then turns cold behind that again so we're starting to see this trend this winter season. the cold air is here but just doesn't link with the storms and it warms up in time for mainly rain when we get these systems that come in guys. >> okay. adam thank you. >> what's the deal is coming up next. >> ♪
>> ♪ >> all right, in today's what's the deal we've got some holiday shopping secrets for you now. time is quickly ticking down until christmas and as we mentioned a few minutes ago today marks one of the biggest shopping days of the year which might come as a surprise to some of you. well tonight experts are revealing the scoop on the best savings. there's black friday then cyber monday but now another sort of made up shopping day, green monday. the term was coined when retailers noticed anup tick in shopping on the second monday in december. it's the third largest online shopping day of the year and retailers are stepping up. we're seeing discounts like 40 percent off the entire site at levi's the gap banana republic. target joins in with tons of discounts on clothing including 30 to 50 percent off pajamas. come on everybody needs their christmas jammies. also amazon with 40 percent off some toys like this combo
drone remote controlled car set and don't forget with online shopping let technology help you with savings. honey is a new service you add to your browser and it automatically scans for discounts. and par bus tracks prices after you purchase. once it sees it drop it automatically tracks the dee retailer and gets app credit back to you saving big on green monday even if it is only a made up shopping events. >> that's good to know brian taff. a montgomery county high school teacher was back in the national spotlight this morning when he got a chance to co-host on "live with kelly." >> i'm not going to lie i'm pretty excited. richard curtis is back. [cheers and applause] >> i'm going to give a little happy dance. it is so nice to be back sitting next to you. >> oh my gosh welcome home. >> he's a fan favorite now isn't he? souderton area high school teacher richard curtis filled that empty seat next to kelly ripa once again. he made his first appearance on october 21st after he beat
out 20's other finalists in a national competition t richard sent us this picture this morning before his live appearance. he was at the gym bright and early sporting that 6abc winter hat. we'll see him again on the show tomorrow and wednesday. >> he's just so good. so likable. >> yes, he is. >> i like the hat on him, too. >> can't have this chair though. >> no, no. >> that chair is mine. >> you're doing good. >> that will do it for "action news" at 4:00. for sharrie williams alicia vitarelli adam joseph i'm brian taff. hope you'll join us for a full hour of "action news" at 10:00 on phl17. >> "action news" at 5:00 is coming up next. >> see you tonight.
say hello to internet speeds up to 150 mbps. and add phone and tv for only $34.90 more a month. call today. comcast business. built for business. >> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody meteorologist cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> what began as a routine warrant service ended in a deadly shooting. now philadelphia police joined the u.s. marshals to figure out thousand situation escalated so quickly. monday night the big story on "action news" is the investigation into this morning's fatal confrontation in northeast philadelphia. >> yes, "action news" reporter chad pradelli is live at police headquarters with the details and new video taken
moments after the shooting. chad. >> reporter: yeah, rick, still quite a bit of investigative work to be done in this case but authorities say all indications are the shooting was justified. this is viewer video just seconds after the fatal shooting of fugitive kenneth roblado. you can see the u.s. marshall remove his jacket he's checked out by other agents apparently looking to see if he had been shot. robledo is dead in the alley way a gun by his side. >> i heard three loud banks. >> reporter: frankie was startled by the gunfire around 10:30 a.m. >> we heard gun shots. we thought someone was knocking on our door. so when i heard that i went upstairs to check out back went saw the guy laying down shot. >> reporter: police say the violent crimes fugitive task force was watching this basement apartment on the 13th hundred block of hellerman looking to arrest robledo when he walked out with a woman. >> the male had the handg